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1666, Apr 191704-17051727, Sep 25
a teacher and businesswoman, who is remembered for a brief diary of a journey from Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony, to New York City, Province of New York, in 1704–1705, which provides us with one of the few first-hand-accounts of travel conditions in Connecticut during colonial times.
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Sarah Kemble Knight1666, Apr 191704
 
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Thomas Edwards [3]16521685
 
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Jacques de la Fayeunknown1690
 
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Gangadhara Vajapeyiunknown1700
 
1709unknown
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Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux1636, Nov 11656
 
17111711, Mar 13
 a French poet and critic. Boileau did much to reform the prevailing form of French poetry, as Bla...
Francisco de Artiga16501670
 
17111711
 an engraver, an architect, a mathematician, and an author of reputation. He painted several 'Siby...
Haquin Spegel1645, Jun 141670
 
17141714, Apr 17
 a religious author and hymn writer who held several bishop's seats for the Lutheran Swedish Churc...
Samuel Garth16611691
 
17141719, Jan 18
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William Congreve [1]1670, Jan 241692
 
17141729, Jan 19
 an English playwright and poet. William Congreve is seen as the man who shaped the English comedy...
William Dampier1651, Sep1673
 
17151715, Mar
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Naphtali Cohen16491690
 
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Samuel Schotten16441685
 
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  He became Rabbi of the Grand Duchy of Hesse-Darmstadt in 1685. Shmuel Schotten HaCohen was born ...
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Thomas d'Urfey16531676
 
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Richard Boultonunknown1697
 
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 a physician and author from England. Boulton was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, and for s...
Richard Steele1672, Mar1697
 
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Isaac Newton1642, Dec 251665
 
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Cotton Mather1663, Feb 121685
 
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 a socially and politically influential New England Puritan minister, prolific author, and pamphle...
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 a Scottish physician, satirist and polymath in London. He is best remembered for his contribution...
Jethro Tull16741693
 
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Melchior de Polignac1661, Oct 111683
 
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 a French novelist and playwright. Lesage is best known for his comic novel The Devil upon Two Sti...
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Jonathan Swift1667, Nov 301690
 
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